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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Shrimp and lobster sales vital for Maine fisherman
Maine Sunday Telegram - 2/8/2009.
Letter to editor – You'll help your neighbor, put healthy protein in your body, save gas and money and make a choice that will make a difference. To accomplish all this, just buy and eat Maine shrimp. Not the jumbo, farm-raised, tail on, chemical laden, shipped-across-the-world shrimp. Buy the sweet, fresh, unadulterated, healthy Maine shrimp.
Northern leopard frog threatened by agro-chemicals
Treehugger - 2/8/2009.
Researchers from seven different U.S. universities and government organizations studied the northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens) in wetlands across Minnesota. They were looking for causes of limb malformation and population decline. The study suggests that agrochemicals, combined with parasitic infestation, was the culprit.
First drug from genetically engineered animals approved by USDA
Treehugger - 2/7/2009.
A blood thinning drug called ATryn, which is made from the milk of genetically altered goats, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last Friday – making it the first drug made from genetically engineered animals ever to be approved for use in the US, according to the Associated Press.
University of New Hampshire launches an EcoGastronomy program
Treehugger - 2/7/2009.
The University of New Hampshire has introduced a pioneering EcoGastronomy Program geared towards students that want to learn the art of the sustainable foods.
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